· July, 2006

Stories about Refugees from July, 2006

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: World On Fire

While the flames of war engulf Lebanon, Gaza is still under attack. Many of the victims have been Palestinian children, some barely a year old; and as their families prepare to burry them Haitham Sabbah asks the fundemental question: “How shall we forget? How shall we forgive?” As sound of...

African Women: Call for Nominations

  21 July 2006

African Women posts a call for nominations for the African Women of Distinction book and video exhibition scheduled for December 2006. The aim, the announcement says, is to profile the stories and work of 20 women in Africa who embody the essence of leadership, determination, and innovation in addressing social,...

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les problèmes des migrations entre ces deux continents.Elle a regroupé 57 pays africains et européens et certaines organisations humanitaires qui se...

Senegal: Rabat Conference on International Migration

Blogger and Ziguinchor mayor Robert Sagna reflects on the recent conference on migration that took place in Rabat, Morocco (Fr): “Faced with the ample phenomenon of migration, Europe and France (…) are shivering. The paradox is that it is that very Europe that provokes immigration. If immigration hopefuls were sure...

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: The Vocabulary of War

The word ‘peace’ has never seemed further from the recent realities that have gripped the region. Instead, the word ‘conflict’ seems to dominate the undertones of every blogger who’s been keeping track of the developments in Palestine; and even ‘conflict’ feels like a euphemism these days. Fayyad at Kabobfest looks...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

As the old Chinese curse goes “may you live in interesting times”. And this week we have been witnessing some interesting times indeed. I am not going to play ‘my war is better than yours’ but it is enough to say that by Iraqi standards the whole crisis in Lebanon...

Bhutan: Refugee in Nepal

  13 July 2006

Extra Extra has a letter from a Bhutanese in a refugee camp growing up in Nepal.”Can you imagine growing up in a refugee camp? Having no citizenship? Discovering the slow way that the world is not going to intervene to resolve the situation, even as it frets about the dangerous...

Sudan: Appeal to G8

  12 July 2006

G8 leaders meeting in St. Petersburg on July 15-17 should firmly tell the Sudanese government that it must immediately accept the deployment of a United Nations force to protect civilians in Darfur, Human Rights Watch Africa says.

Afghan Whispers: Insecurity & Racism

A few Afghan bloggers talked about insecurity in country and recent bomb explosions. We look at a few of them. Insecurity Afghan Lord talks about daily violence in Afghanistan. The blogger gives us the details about three consecutive days of violenc. He writes, On 3rd of July, a time bomb...

Senegal: Migrant workers

  10 July 2006

Black Looks posts a poem about the lives of African migrants looking for work and a better life, and Nigeria, What's New? picks it up with a link to a photo-essay on the same subject.

The Syrian Blogsphere, Away from Politics

This week, we'll keep dirty Middle East politics away for a change. And focus more social side of the Syrian blogsphere. To start off with artsy Soraya, talking about the Jazz Festival that was held in the old city of Damascus this month, with live bands performing in the newly...

Voices from Kazakhstan

Welcome to our first roundup of blog posts and online discussions that took place in the Kazakh blogosphere recently. On a World Refugee Day, 20 June, I overviewed the situation with the refugees in Kazakhstan on Neweurasia. Using the data of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kazakhstan and...

African Union: Leaders criticized

  5 July 2006

Eddie Cross, guest-blogging at Zimpundit, lays into the leaders who met at the African Union summit in Banjul, Gambia, July 1-2. “We have the spectacle of the Heads of State rejecting the Democracy Charter, refusing to face up to the genocidal activities of the government of the Sudan and complete...

Uganda: Amnesty for Kony?

  5 July 2006

Yebo Gogo is ambivalent about the offer of amnesty being made to Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has already reported him to the International Criminal Court, which has issued an arrest warrant. But, writes Fontaine, it would be hard to dismiss such an...

Lebanon: Palestine & Israel, Values that don’t work & the Sahsouh

The Lebanese blogosphere this week seems to be directly affected by the situation in the occupied territories of Palestine. Anti-Semitism in Lebanon, the besieging of Gaza, Israeli flag in the World Cup and books by Israelis that “distort” facts are some of the topics discussed. In addition to these we find out about a case where the values we are taught when young do not work well when we get older. We also learn about a common Lebanese practice called the Sahsouh.

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